Music is meant to be shared; nothing beats the rush of experiencing music with others. But there’s a catch.
Although concerts and live events are often fantastic, all too often something is missing from the experience: sound quality. It’s a problem that got us thinking: what if we could take the hi-fi experience and scale it up to fill a gig venue? From that idea, the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System was born. The Sound System will not be commercially produced but you can experience it at Bowers & Wilkins music events.
Bowers & Wilkins Sound System will debut at Primavera Sound, Barcelona – bringing spine-tingling, true hi-fi sound to a mix of DJ sets and live acts in a stunning 21m igloo tent with 360° video projection. Catch music from every night as it happens, as Sound System is streamed live on Boiler Room TV, the world’s biggest underground music platform.
Headline acts include Jamie XX, Pional and John Talabot. There will also be exclusive listening sessions taking place inside the igloo.
Sound System overcomes the problems of dynamic compression inherent in traditional PA systems by adapting the acoustic design o four flagship hi-fi and studio speakers in a massively enlarged format. The foundation of each Sound System stack is its four rock solid, fully braced low frequency enclosures, which incorporate tried and tested Bowers & Wilkins bass driver technology. Each Sound System stack also features four mid/high frequency enclosures, incorporating two mid/bass units, an FST Kevlar midrange driver and four Nautilus tube-loaded high frequency drivers.
Watch this space for more updates.